St. Bernardine School draws its diverse student body from the parish community of Forest Park/Oak Park, Chicago and over fifteen suburbs.
Here, in a safe and caring environment that nurtures wisdom and skills, children learn to become contributing members of society.
Our goal is to reach each child's potential by meeting individual needs.
The school provides a setting which promotes spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
We understand that our students have varied learning styles and multiple intelligences; therefore, we offer learning centers and thematic units as well as gifted and special-help programs towards those ends.
By choosing how to complete their lessons, children have the opportunity to take charge of their own learning.
At the same time, portfolios allow them to judge their work; determine those areas in need of improvement; and set personal goals.
Leadership is developed through participation in school liturgies, the Student Council, sports, and interschool academic challenges.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 128 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
128 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
59%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Bernardine Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • St. Bernardine School draws its diverse student body from the parish community of Forest Park/Oak Park, Chicago and over fifteen suburbs. Here, in a safe and caring environment that nurtures wisdom and skills, children learn to become contributing members of society. Our goal is to reach each child's potential by meeting individual needs. The school provides a setting which promotes spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. We understand that our students have varied learning styles and multiple intelligences; therefore, we offer learning centers and thematic units as well as gifted and special-help programs towards those ends. By choosing how to complete their lessons, children have the opportunity to take charge of their own learning. At the same time, portfolios allow them to judge their work; determine those areas in need of improvement; and set personal goals. Leadership is developed through participation in school liturgies, the Student Council, sports, and interschool academic challenges.

School Reviews

5  
St. Bernardine School is truly a second home for our children. The other families, all the teachers, and the staff are so welcoming and wonderful. The academics are strong. The schools offers many extracurricular activities, including Chess Club, Art Club, Computer Club, Drama Club, Guitar Lessons, and others. There is a very strong athletics program too. Every year, we have graduates accepted into the top high schools, such as St. Ignatius, Trinity, Fenwick, Immaculate Conception, Nazareth Academy, and other good schools. And once there, they succeed. My children are happy, are learning a lot, and are safe in a nurturing environment. I couldn't ask for more.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 128 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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